New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,024 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 I Wish
Lowest review score: 0 I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Score distribution:
6,024 movie reviews
  1. Surges forward with barely a respite. It's like watching a propane factory burn, waiting for the tanks inside to explode, and when they do, we're right in the middle of it.
  2. Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
  3. A sublimely uplifting movie.
  4. This extraordinary film refracts truth through the prism of memory, until what you get is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, full of sacrifice and betrayal.
  5. A rare blend of comedy and tenderness whose point is not the horrors of war but the lengths a parent will go to protect his child's innocence.
  6. If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator.
  7. This quiet yet jolting meditation on love, obsession, loneliness, friendship and fate has the quality to entrance you through a first viewing, and compel you to take its themes and characters home with you for further consideration.
  8. Locks in on its self-destructive subjects so precisely, it's almost unbearable to watch.
  9. A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
  10. For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film.
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  11. Hilariously inventive Hollywood satire.
  12. A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
  13. Dano is a real find in this daunting role about a teenager's identity crisis. The subject of the movie is dicey but ultimately deeply rewarding.
  14. An audacious, snappy visual and emotional feast of dishes both familiar and fresh. It's the first really good movie of 2001.
  15. Spider-Man is an almost-perfect extension of the experience of reading comic-book adventures.
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  16. A strong, gritty, powerful piece of film making, and one of the three or four best movies made about the Vietnam era.
  17. Everything you might want in a road movie: an off-the-cuff sense of adventure, a winningly scruffy charm and a whip-smart sense of humor.
  18. Whether Adam Sandler can actually act is not actually answered in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. But he's great in it.
  19. Gently hilarious comedy.
  20. Hell has not yet frozen over, but here's something equally unexpected: David Mamet has made a G-rated movie for adults.
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  21. Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
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  22. There are so many balls in the air in the cheerfully violent Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, you'll want to wear a helmet for fear they'll all come crashing down.
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  23. Funny, insightful, unpredictable and blessed with pitch-perfect performances, Ghost World is one of the year's best movies.
  24. The effects in "T3" are spectacular, and the action sequences -- particularly the fights between the good and bad terminators -- are exhilarating.
  25. Giddily inventive.
  26. May be the year's most derivative film, but it's also the most original.
  27. This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
  28. Breathtaking.
  29. A smartly written, confidently directed film that delivers big laughs while developing two of the year's most earnest characters and some of its most rewarding sentiments.
  30. Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.

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